24 June 1999
A 1959 Martin 00-17
Serial No. 167734, in natural finish, mahogany body, mahogany top, mahogany neck, twenty fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood pin bridge and imitation tortoise-shell pickguard; and a black hardshell contour case with brown plush lining and Lee Dickson's adhesive paper label Rosewood Martin 00-17 67734
Eric Clapton said that he bought this guitar "..for nostalgic reasons.." It reminded him of "...one Paul Samwell Smith had in the Yardbirds although his was a Guild..."
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